One year after the US government pulls down file sharing website Megaupload, its maker Kim Dotcom strikes yet again with a brand new file sharing website, Mega, meant for cloud storage service
Features | by CIOL Correspondent
BANGALORE, INDIA: Does the new file sharing website, Mega, by Kim Dotcom, of Megaupload notoriety, hold the potential to be a game changer in the world of cloud storage services? May be yes and may be not.
As to why we think it will not be one is because technology majors such as Google, Microsoft, Apple are already there and have the early come, if not the first come, advantage over Dotcom's Mega in the online storage service space.
Moreover, Dotcom's notoriety might act against his new venture, given that his earlier Megaupload.com, which then claimed of having about a billion users and four per cent share of all Internet traffic, was charged of criminal copyright infringement before it was pulled down in January 2012.
The questions now is will users yet again bet on such a service and put their data on Mega? Well, seems likely because as claimed by its maker on his twitter page, Mega received '1,00,000 registered users in less than 1 hour of its launch', and that is not a small figure per say.
Dotcom also throws up some interesting facts/fun facts on his twitter page, which are.
'From 0 to 10 Gigabit bandwidth utilization within 10 minutes'
'Fastest growing startup in Internet history?'
'2,50,000 user registrations'.
'Lets make it 5% of the Internet this time'
'Fun fact: A single Mega rack has more bandwidth available than the entire country of New Zealand'